San Antonio Missions Historical Landmarks! A Great Place to Visit, Convenient to Fort Sam Houston!

Real Estate Agent with Fulmer Realty- Floresville, LaVernia, San Antonio

San Antonio Missions Historical Landmarks! A Great Place to Visit, Convenient to Fort Sam Houston!

Mission San Jose, Taken by Cindy Cranston

As a military wife, mom and sigh REALTOR, I have learned to stretch a budget. The San Antonio Missions are a nearby destination you can spend a day exploring at virtually no out of pocket expense!! Hope you enjoy!

With Monday (yesterday) being Columbus Day, and a day my hubby, the girls and I could all spend together, we took a day trip to visit the San Antonio Missions. In the eleven years we have lived in San Antonio, I am ashamed to admit, we have never visited all the San Antonio Missions. Sure we have visited the Alamo and Mission San Jose but that was all. So since it was the day set aside to celebrate Columbus discovering America, as a family (less one crabby 13 year old that just wanted to veg) we set out to visit four of San Antonio's most historic landmarks.

We started our adventure at the Mission San Francisco de la Espada. Originally located in East Texas in 1690, then relocated, Mission Espada was established on the banks of the San Antonio river on March 5, 1731.

Mission San Francisco de la Espada-Photos taken by Cindy Cranston

Today most of the buildings are gone but the church still stands as a testament to the quality craftsmanship of the native Texas people who built it. The Church at Mission Espada still offers a place of worship to the nearby community.

Inside Church at Mission San Francisco de la Espada-Taken by Cindy Cranston

Next we visited Mission San Juan Capistrano. Also relocated in 1731, Mission San Juan was a regional supplier of produce to local settlements and a nearby fort.

Mission San Juan Capistrano-Taken by Cindy Cranston

Mission San Juan also offers a nature trail that runs along a remote portion of the San Antonio River.

Nature Trail at Mission San Juan Capistrano-taken by Cindy Cranston

Our third stop on our tour of San Antonio's historic Missions took us to the Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo. Established on February 23, 1720, Mission San Jose is breathtaking still today.

Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo-taken by Cindy Cranston

Mission San Jose, aside from Mission San Antonio de Valero, better known as the Alamo, is the most intact of San Antonio's Missions. The grounds offer a glimpse into San Antonio history and the people that built it.

Mission San Juan- Taken by Cindy Cranston

We ended our day at Mission Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion de Acuna. Mission Concepcion is one of the country's oldest original stone churches. It is Amazing! Many still come to kneel and pray here today!

Mission Concepcion - taken by Cindy Cranston

Inside Church at Mission Concepcion- taken by Cindy Cranston












We had a wonderful day, all within an easy drive, and costing only approximately $20 for the picnic lunch I packed at home and brought with. If you have a chance to visit one or all of these historic San Antonio Missions do so, it is well worth the time.

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Cindy Cranston

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Specializing in San Antonio, La Vernia, Floresville real estate.

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Cindy Cranston and Faye Taylor are the Total Edge Team Realtors® with Keller Williams Realty Heritage living and doing business in the South Texas, San Antonio, Floresville and La Vernia, Texas market. They represents both homeowners and home buyers in these market areas.They specialize in military family and distressed properties. They enjoy the great rewards gained by helping our military heroes and their families buy or sell their home, and assisting distressed homeowners to sell their home and avoid foreclosure.

Cindy has been involved with the  United States military her entire life; First as a proud military brat while her father served, then as a Medical Technician in the Air Force, and for the past 14 years as a military wife to her career military husband.

Cindy~ 'Having been around the military my whole life gives me a unique perspective on the challenges that face a military family. I am uniquely qualified to understand this situation from all angles, and enjoy helping relieve some of the burdens caused by your military PCS.'

Faye has earned a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation from the National Association of Realtors®. The CDPE designation makes her uniquely qualified to assist homeowners who risk losing their homes. She works diligently with loan mitigation, asset managers and the homeowner to find an alternative to foreclosure.

Faye~ 'Working with homeowners and families to help them avoid a bank foreclosure is truly rewarding. The prospect of foreclosure can be financially and emotionally devastating, it's important to understand your options. CDPE has equipped me to help homeowners navigate this process and guide them to their best course of action.'

Comments (4)

Faye Y. Taylor
StepStone Realty, LLC - Floresville, TX
Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia &San Antonio

Wow. Isn't it amazing to think that this were built without the modern tools we use today?  

Man's ability is awesome to create. 

Oct 12, 2010 08:15 AM
Cindy Cranston
Fulmer Realty- Floresville, LaVernia, San Antonio - San Antonio, TX


Man's ability to create is boundless when guide by God's hand!!

Oct 12, 2010 08:23 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Nice localized post Cindy.  We visited all but Mission San Juan a few months ago when my son-in-law was graduating from basic training.

Oct 12, 2010 08:36 AM
Cindy Cranston
Fulmer Realty- Floresville, LaVernia, San Antonio - San Antonio, TX


If you get a chance visit Mission San Jose, it is breathtaking. Thank you for reading!

Oct 12, 2010 09:13 AM